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An agnostic I'd rather not be associated with…

Bill Moyers has just outed Karl Rove as an agnostic who has taken advantage of the religious for political gain. Now this is not really news, but it sure was fun to hear it on TV. The irony is hysterical, although Rove is someone that I’d prefer not to be associated with on any level.

Rove himself is deeply enmeshed in some of the scandals being investigated as we speak, including those missing emails that could tell us who turned the attorney general of the United States into a partisan sockpuppet. Rove is riding out of Dodge city as the posse rides in. At his press conference this week he asked God to bless the president and the country, even as reports were circulating that he himself had confessed to friends his own agnosticism; he wished he could believe, but he cannot. That kind of intellectual honesty is to be admired, but you have to wonder how all those folks on the Christian right must feel discovering they were used for partisan reasons by a skeptic, a secular manipulator. On his last play of the game all Karl Rove had to offer them was a hail mary pass, while telling himself there’s no one there to catch it.

You really need to hear this for yourself. Moyers sounds like Keith Olberman or Edward R. Murrow.

Here’s the link, because the embedded video will probably disappear when I click save.

Rebecca Watson

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3 Comments

  1. I'm sorry to hear that,

    Almost all of the most evil men in history were, in fact, christians.

    I always took great comfort in that.

    However…

    I was saying to one of my employee's, the other day (when he asked why so and so, a born again, was such a hypocritical ass) that I probably like tons of born again Christians that I don't know about because they've never told me that they are Christians.

    However, those that wear it on their sleeves are the worst that humnanity has to offer, including our president.

    He asked if I meant the CEO or George Bush. I said the one that killed 600, 000 Muslems, Jews and Christians for no good reason, just because he felt like it.

    He smiled, shook my hand, and wished me a great weekend.

    I assume he's on our side…

    rod

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